For more than half a century, NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston has led our nation and the world on a continuing adventure of human exploration, discovery and achievement. The center has played a vital role in powering our country into the 21st century through technological innovations and scientific discoveries.
Over the past 65 years, NASA has continued to rise to the challenges of space exploration as evidenced by Apollo, the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and now the Artemis program, paving the way to Mars and the next 60 years of exploration. Watch the video and click the link below to learn more.
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Vanessa E. Wyche is the director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, home to America’s astronaut corps, Mission Control Center, International Space Station, Orion and Gateway programs and its more than 11,000 civil service and contractor employees.
Stephen A. Koerner assists in overseeing a broad range of human spaceflight activities, including development and operation of human spacecraft, commercialization of low-Earth orbit and Johnson’s role in landing the first woman and first person of color on the surface of the Moon.
Donna M. Shafer assists in leading a workforce of more than 10,000 civil servant and contractor employees at one of NASA’s largest installations in Houston and the White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She also assists with a broad range of human spaceflight activities.
Douglas Terrier, Associate Director for Vision and Strategy
Douglas Terrier is responsible for leading the strategy, creation, integration, and overall execution of JSC’s ongoing transformation initiatives revolutionizing the center’s policies, plans, and processes around workforce, facilities, and products to advance human spaceflight.
Jennifer Scott Williams, Assistant to the Center Director for Technical Integration
Jennifer Scott Williams is the Assistant to the Center Director for Technical Integration. She began her NASA career in 2001 working as a Space Shuttle flight controller in the Instrumentation and Communications Group. She went on to work in the Minority University Research and Education Program, the International Space Station Program.
Luis G. Ramirez, Technical Assistant to Deputy Center Director
Luis G. Ramirez is the Technical Assistant to Deputy Center Director. Luis became part of the NASA family through the JSC Cooperative Student Education program. He served as a Shuttle flight controller, was certified as an Artemis I flight controller and an Artemis II team lead. In April of 2020, Luis accepted a position within the Orion Program Office as a systems engineer and integration lead.
Human space exploration helps to address fundamental questions about our place in the universe and the history of our solar system. We go to space to answer humanity's most fundamental questions, to create new economic opportunities, and to improve life on Earth.
The first foray into economic development off Earth, the low-Earth orbit economy is a new and growing market of private companies providing access to, and services in, space. Customers in space include NASA and other international space agencies, academic institutions, and other research-based organizations.
Geologic samples returned from the Moon by the Apollo lunar surface exploration missions (1969-1972), along with associated data records, are physically protected, environmentally preserved, and scientifically processed in a special building dedicated for that purpose.
The Johnson Space Center Microbiology laboratory, a Biosafety Level 2 facility, is a critical component of the Human Health and Performance Directorate and is responsible for addressing crew health and environmental issues related to microbial infection, allergens, and contamination.
The mission operations team enables the men and women living and working aboard the space station to achieve their mission goals and to fly safely. The next generation of mission operations will include deep space travel beyond Low Earth Orbit, into Cislunar space, and onto Mars.
The NBL is one of the world’s largest indoor pools and can support multiple large scale operations utilizing both underwater and topside assets simultaneously. The NBL is utilized for mission planning, procedure development, hardware verification, astronaut training, and refinement of time-critical operations necessary to ensure mission success during spacewalks.
The mission of the SVMF is to provide world class training for space flight crews and their support personnel and high-fidelity hardware for real-time mission support. A major task of the SVMF is to support engineering and mission operations evaluations for the International Space Station and Orion Programs.